Fox Sports: Everett Golson says he’ll play for FSU

The saga appears to be over.

Everett Golson has said he'll play for Florida State next season. (AP photo)

Everett Golson has said he’ll play for Florida State next season. (AP photo)

Everett Golson, the turnover-prone former Notre Dame quarterback turned free agent, has told Fox Sports that he will play for Florida State this fall. He was scheduled to make his announcement on Monday, but put it on hold until today.

Here’s his statement:

“This past weekend has been a defining moment in my life as I am proud to say I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. The support I’ve received there over the past four years has helped strengthen my integrity, wisdom and character. I would like to thank all of the coaches who spent time speaking with me these past few weeks and considered adding me to their football programs. Their interest and sincerity was truly humbling. After much thought and careful consideration, I will utilize my fifth year of eligibility to join the Florida State University Seminoles. To coach Jimbo Fisher, the Florida State football team, staff, alumni and fans, thank you for allowing me to become part of the Seminoles family. I can’t wait to get started.”

Eyes have been on Golson since the season ended, wondering if, as a graduate, he would transfer to play somewhere else closer to his hometown of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

He reportedly was interested in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, but would have needed a special waiver to get around SEC rules.

Golson and Mark Richt even followed each other on Twitter.

Now, he’ll attempt to beat out Sean Maguire, last year’s backup QB, in a competition to replace Jameis Winston.


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